My Birchbox Contents – December 2012


I’ve been trying to save my subscription box posts for Saturdays. I rarely post on the weekends, but I have so many other things I want to talk about! However, I could hardly contain myself when I received this month’s Birchbox yesterday. I I just had to post about it now! My husband threatened to open it for me while I was cleaning the kitchen. I thought to myself, “Yeah, if he wants to put some lip gloss on… go right ahead!”

But there is now a Birchbox MAN. So if you have a guy in your life who could use a sample or two of some great grooming and lifestyle products, get him signed up. Birchbox likes to call it “a touch of Clooney” {I love that!} because “few men are born with impeccable style and effortless polish.” Tee hee.

But here is what my box looked like this month:


December Birchbox Contents

This month’s swag:

  • Thymes Body Lotion
    • A sample bottle of the Naia aroma as well as a bonus single-use sample of the Lotus Santal scent.
    • I used the Santal on my dry elbows immediately, knowing that the Vitamin E and shea butter in this lotion would soothe them from the effects of this dry weather we’ve been having.
    • However, I should have opened the Naia first. It smelled so much better! I’m not much of a fan of that sandalwood kind of scent and that was what the Santal gave off. The Naia, however, smells fresh and vibrant! I popped it in my purse immediately!
  • ModelCo SHINE Ultra Lip Gloss
    • My card indicates that this lip glass is $16 for a full-sized product. But I think we got a full-sized one in the box!
    • What I adore about this stuff most? Look closely at the photo above. There is a built in mirror on the side of the gloss! GENIUS! The website states this, but doesn’t show it in the photo. It’s probably just hard to photograph for a stock pic.
    • With all of this lip gloss I’ve been getting, I think I need to resolve to wear it everyday. In fact, it will be a good thing to apply after a meal to keep me from eating more or snacking too much. Hmm…
  • Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Repair CC Cream
    • Last month I commented that I keep receiving anti-aging products.
    • Then I realized that this was due to the profile page I completed. After the question Which of these skin concerns apply to you?” I checked the box “aging” {But I also checked “acne” and haven’t received any samples regarding that.} I unchecked that “aging” box this month, just to see what else I might get.
    • Well, I must not have unchecked that in time, because this item is described as such: “This 12-in-1 wonder from Juice Beauty offers more targeted anti-aging benefits than its BB counterparts, all while delivering a buildable layer of coverage.”
    • Either that or it’s the fact that it’s the top item they are promoting right now on their home page.
    • Or it may even be the fact that I also checked “sun-protection” in the concern category because of this description: “Free of harsh toxins, this eco-conscious CC cream uses natural and organic ingredients to protect and treat skin. It’s part tinted mineral sunscreen—the SPF 30 formula contains 20 percent zinc oxide—and part antioxidant serum, thanks to infusions of grape-derived resveratrol, vitamin C, and fruit stem cells. The actives work together to reverse cellular DNA damage (translation: less noticeable lines and wrinkles), and the formula is designed with all skin types in mind.”
  • Kérastase Nutritive Nectar Thermique – Protect
    • This is a hair product to to be applied to towel-dried hair to help protect it from all the heat and chemicals we women use.
    • It claims to “revitalize even the most parched strands and frayed split ends,” too.
    • Can’t wait to give it a try!

Here are some perks for Birchbox Members this month!

  • Free shipping on all products from December’s sampled brands.
  • Free shipping on all orders over $25 until 12/31.
  • Free returns within 90 days of purchase.

If you aren’t a Birchbox Subscription member, you can still order from the site for the holidays:

“Order full-size products by 12 p.m., Dec 19 for delivery by Dec 24 on most products. Receive free standard shipping on orders $25+ until Dec 31.”

Giving the gift of Birchbox is one great way to buy for that hard-to-buy-for-person who has everything. They’ll receive  deluxe samples from the best brands for $10/month {$20/month for Birchbox Man}.

Ladies, how often to do reapply lip gloss?

Men, do you prefer lipstick or gloss on ladies?

Or can you even tell the difference?!


3 responses »

  1. Sounds like lots of good stuff. I’m a huge lip gloss fan. It just looks more natural to me, though I have plenty of lipstick too…lol! I like the mirror idea also on the case.

  2. Pingback: Birchbox – January 2013: Best Year Ever! « Season It Already!

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